Preface to SuccessTypes
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Who is it for?
- SuccessTypes was written to increase academic performance. It has been utilized by:
- Medical students – maximize use of time
- Undergraduate science majors – MCAT prep, course exams
- High school students – SAT prep, course exams
- Resident physicians – maximize use of study time
- Teachers – influence of learning style on teaching
Why was it written?
- Based on counseling approach that became increasingly effective.
- Expanded to include a success strategy for any student
- Explanation of learning style critical to effectiveness
How is it organized?
- Each chapter draws on earlier chapters.
- Part 1 lays down the theoretical underpinnings for the SuccessTypes method
- Part 2 provides both examples and exercises to help you develop the thinking skills
- Part 3 extends applications into stress management and personal growth.
- The examples and exercises in Part 2 are drawn from the courses which are typically experienced early in the medical curriculum: Biochemistry, Histology, and Gross Anatomy.
- Co-author, Dr. Bernell K. Dalley, former Course Director for Histology and for Gross Anatomy, has provided the examples and exercises in Histology and Gross Anatomy.
How is personality related to learning?
- The mental functions which determine an individual’s psychological type also describe how that person prefers to process information and, thus, how he or she learns.
- Preferences make a student’s learning style predictable and consistent.
- Predictability and consistency in mental habits are fundamental properties of type.
- Opens up a window of insight into your own strengths and potential strengths